Apple's new Maps? 74% of users say it's a-OK

Apple's new Maps? 74% of users say it's a-OK
The results from a recent survey have indicated that iOS 6 users are actually satisfied by the new Maps application and have had no trouble transitioning from the previous Google-powered app whatsoever.

The survey, made by an SEO firm for small businesses, has asked respondents how the iPhone's new Maps application has affected them, and surprisingly, the overwhelming majority of 50.7% has responded with "It hasn't affected me at all", while another 23.3% have chosen "It is good enough for me."

Overall, those who have responded extremely negatively seem to be much fewer, with only 3.2% saying "I won't ever buy another iPhone." Geez. someone out there must be really pissed off with the missing Statue of Liberty... What an outrage! Could this mean something more? Could this mean that by buying Apple products, we're actually giving up our liberty?!

Hardly. Anyways, it looks like those who have predominantly used the new Maps' turn-by-turn directions functionality are more than satisfied with the experience. When it comes to the other, fancier features of the app, there are obviously some weird problems that we hope Apple will be kind enough to fix soon.

via: Electronista

Apple's new Maps? 74  of users say it's a-OK

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30 Comments

1. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

And still TIM Cook aplogises and suggests alternatives. Wierd isn;t it ... soemtimes when a person spends money only to find that money was not wel spent it takes lot of courage to admit that it was a bad decision.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True.

15. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I think the title misleads people. 50% said that it was nothing affected, and i'm sure majority doesn't use Map at all so they answered that. Anyway sh**ps always love Apple's device even it's *****,

14. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

I thought that's what most people (apple hating android fans) for apple to admit they made a mistake?

27. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Looks like 74% of the folks surveyed dont really need or use GPS n maps.

30. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

and suddenly Tim Cook: "Sorry, everything is worse, we ve dropped Google, buy an Android", link: goo.gl/SJbvp :-D

2. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

That's being a fanatic, everything seems right - distorted reality. They would appreciate even a map on paper if it has the Apple logo.

3. wendygarett unregistered

Its annoying that the satelite can't show colour on my Apple maps... But agree, it's not a deal breaker :) Can't wait to see the 4-inch version of apple maps :)

4. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Android World is already moving to 6 inches if Sony rumours are true :)

5. wendygarett unregistered

I know that :D but if I want a bigger screen, I can pick nexus 7 anytime... Far more affordable and bigger than 6 inches :) Or I can pick even bigger screen tablets :)

6. oying24

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

it's really not a deal breaker of course. we have so many choices of mapping..if one cant be functional then you can purchase or find it in a web eg. google map or nokia map.. so no big deal for this..maps is just an additional feature but not the main thing. smoothness and quality wise, still iphone for me..my choice not urs.. thanks..

7. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

"Geez. someone out there must be really pissed off with the missing Statue of Liberty... What an outrage! Could this mean something more? Could this mean that by buying Apple products, we're actually giving up our liberty?!" Wo phone arena, really? Such sarcasm, i feel some fanboyism in your words... On a serious note, apple maps have been proven vorse than gmaps and nokia navteq maps, bu the average user rarely uses maps and so you get such results. People want many good features, doesnt mean that they use them...

20. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

It's not fanboyism, it's perspective. The question of the survey (despite its small sample size and limited geographical reach making the overall conclusions a little dicey) is one of whether or not Maps is *functional* enough for users. While there have been issues in Maps with places being labeled in the wrong location, more of problems have stemmed from distortion either with the satellite imagery or the 3D view, both of which is embarrassing for Apple, and make the map look bad, but don't affect the major uses of maps for directions and finding places.

28. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

As someone from europe who was stuck with bing maps for a year and a half before finally buying a nokia i can agree, perfect maps are not a must on a phone, but apple replaced a great mapping solution by google with their own, which is obviously not finished yet, thats what people are complaining about, not the fact that someone wont buy a iphone cos of this. and such sarcastic comments just make fun of people stating those facts...

9. Hamburglar

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

The title is misleading given the statistics quoted in the article. The article cites "and surprisingly, the overwhelming majority of 50.7% has responded with 'It hasn't affected me at all'". This does not account for whether these respondents use the Maps application or not. It could very well be that they do not use Maps. So of course changing from Google Maps to iOS Maps would not affect them. Not everyone uses their phone for mapping. A lot of folks have GPS units in their car, truck or SUV. So it really is inaccurate and biased to include the 50.7% in the total tally and proclaim "74% of users say it's a-OK". It's easy to manipulate and distort the numbers to favor an outcome.

23. iphone4me

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

Android Fanatics, iPhone HATERS, BIAS, still iPhone for me..my choice, not yours, thank you.

29. Hamburglar

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Indeed, it is your choice. But the numbers cited in this article are misleading. I carry an iPhone around every day with my job. And I carry an Android phone around every day for my personal use. So I get to see, use and compare them side by side every day. Unfortunately my hands are tied so I cannot fully express my choice. If I could, that iPhone would have been run over or flung out the window at high speed long ago. It's like comparing a Leap Pad to a Laptop.

10. breathlesstao unregistered

200 relevant users and if I'm reading it right, US-only again. 'nuff said of what this survey's worth.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

+1 to you.

21. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Not even 200, and definitely US-only. I dug into the OP, and apparently of the nearly 1400 users that answered the question "Does your iPhone have iOS 6?" there were only the 168 respondents listed in this piece. Of course, the guy who made the survey never mentioned how many of those 1400 users even had iPhones to begin with. That answer could have been far more telling if it showed users are avoiding the iOS 6 update.

11. vladd100

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

only your sick brain iphonearena says OK....WAKE UP ....sheep ERA'S GONE......

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Maps has shown a lot of improvements since Tim's apology. Apple held true to their word to get on it rite away.

13. lumialove

Posts: 75; Member since: May 16, 2012

Sick maniac ppl out there spending huge bucks to get a OK experience,spending sleepless nights out there in a tent to get the phone with a ok experience. iDiots.

24. iphone4me

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

Sick people out there getting work up a sweat just because iPhone is the one most wanted to have, most valuable commodity. Live with it, iPhone4me not your choice & it's my Money, thank you.

17. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Correct labeling: 50.7% dont use maps. 23.3% dont have problems with maps for their area. 17.2% are ok with using alternatives 5.6% are former ifans who are hurt by apple and are opening their eyes to android 3.2% have been enlightened about how apple thinks it can controls people's lives.

18. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

19. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, Ray, looks like that sure is a comprehensive survey. 168 responses is such a whopping sample size. Furthermore, it says it's "weighted by age." What in the hell does that even mean? Finally, I think you and I know from issues like Antennagate that major mistakes by Apple don't really affect people's love for its products. I had a guy come in yesterday and openly admit he had had major trouble with his iPhone (home button stopped working) complain about design issues with iOS (the lack of any way to switch between programs besides the home button) admit to being burned by Apple (was initially told how to temporarily fix the issue by a Genius but that the problem with his phone would be noted so that even if he came back in after his one year warranty it would be replaced-then was told that there was no such note when he came in to have that honored and a replacement would cost 150 bucks; literally told the Genius to f**k off) and also admitted that Android had leapfrogged Apple in virtually every way, AND HE STILL UPGRADED TO ANOTHER FUC.KING IPHONE, because he "wasn't ready to make the leap yet." The point is that no matter what customers in a survey think, Apple still f**ked up majorly with Maps, and you need to stop being sarcastically defensive about that. I love how you sarcastically deride those who did say they would never buy another iPhone because of the issue. Part of journalism is remaining objective; Michael H. gets it. After some time, so have most of the other authors on this site. Apple Maps' problems aren't the end of the world, and we get that, but to try to paint their problems as a non issue when there are articles pointing out how their problems in some areas could prove fatal is the height of fanboyism.

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so.. 50% of users .. less than 200 in total to be exact.. werent affected.. aka, they havent used it. lol. So technically the survey is less than 100 people. And it has a 15 point spread on accuracy to boot. waste of time to even write it up. its a crap survey designed to make apple look good.

25. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

but if it was negative towards Apple. then 100 people being surveyed would have not matter to you

26. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Incorrect. I'm sure that Remixfa would take the sample size into consideration no matter what the conclusion was. I know I would.

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